Robert J. Aalberts is the Lied Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he has received numerous teaching and research awards. Professor Aalberts serves on the Board of Directors for the Vestin Group, MVP Realty Advisors, a Real Estate Investment Trust. His research interests include real estate law and employment law, and he has published more than 110 articles in legal and business periodicals, including The American Business Law Journal; Ohio State Law Journal; New Mexico Law Review; Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation; Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics; Pepperdine Law Review; San Diego Law Review; Nevada Law Journal; Journal of Law & Commerce; Louisiana Law Review; Journal of Legal Studies Education; Real Estate Law Journal; Real Property, Probate, & Trust Journal; Journal of Real Estate Research; Journal of Real Estate Literature; Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education; Oil, Gas, and Energy Quarterly; Appraisal Journal; Journal of Business Ethics; and many others. Professor Aalberts is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Real Estate Law Journal, where he has served since 1992, and an active member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the American Real Estate Society. Prior to his academic career, he was an attorney for the Gulf Oil Company specializing in property issues related to oil and gas exploration. Professor Aalberts received his J.D. from Loyola University, his M.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his B.A. from Bemidji (Minnesota) State University.
Professor Siedel has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and in Michigan, Ohio, and Florida. Following graduation from law school, he worked as an attorney in a professional corporation. He has also served on several boards of directors and as Associate Dean of the University of Michigan Business School. Professor Siedel has served as the chief editor of the Michigan Real Property Review and special editor of the American Business Law Journal. The author of numerous books and articles, he has received several research awards, including the Faculty Recognition Award from the University of Michigan and the Hoeber Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. The Center for International Business Education and Research selected a case written by Professor Siedel for its annual International Case Writing Award. His research has been cited by appellate courts in the United States and abroad, including the High Court of Australia. Professor Siedel has served as Visiting Professor of Business Law at Stanford University, Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University, and Parsons Fellow at the University of Sydney. He has been elected a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's Wolfson College and a Life Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. As a Fulbright Scholar, Professor Siedel held a Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences.